LIST: Notable Figures Facing Allegations of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

LIST: Notable Figures Facing Allegations of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior Photo: AP, KSTP Photos

December 08, 2017 06:11 AM

Recently, sexual misconduct, harassment and assault allegations have been leveled against many prominent figures.

KSTP has compiled a list of those facing such allegations and the action that has been taken in each case. View the list below:

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POLITICIANS

Rep. John Conyers (DFL-District 13, Michigan) - Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House, has been pushed to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

Rep. Tony Cornish (R-District 23B, Minnesota) - Cornish announced his plan to resign after two women accused him of sexual harassment.

Sen. Al Franken (Minnesota DFL senator) - Franken issued an apology and said he plans to cooperate in an ethics investigation after at least six women accused him of inappropriate behavior. Franken announced his resignation on the Senate floor Dec. 7.

Trent Franks (R-8th District, Arizona) - Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona is resigning in January after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers.

Roy Moore (Alabama Republican Senate nominee) - Six women accused Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney. Two have accused him of assault or molestation. Moore has denied the allegations.

Sen. Dan Schoen (DFL-District 54, Minnesota) - Schoen announced his plan to resign, and his attorney said he is set to challenge accusations made by two of three women who have accused him of sexual harassment.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

Roger Ailes (former Fox News CEO) - Ailes was fired from Fox news in 2016 in the wake of a lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson accusing Ailes of sexual improprieties.

Mark Halperin (NBC News journalist) - Halperin was fired from NBC and his book contract was scrapped after 12 women accused him of harassment.

Garrison Keillor (former "Prairie Home Companion" host, MPR contributor) - Minnesota Public Radio terminated its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after investigating allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.

Matt Lauer (NBC News "Today" show host) - NBC News terminated "Today" show host Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague "about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" by Lauer.

Bill O'Reilly (Fox News prime-time host) - O'Reilly was fired following an investigation into harassment allegations. O'Reilly continued to deny any wrongdoing in a statement hours after he was fired.

Michael Oreskes (National Public Radio newsroom executive) - Oreskes resigned after allegations from four women of inappropriate sexual behavior or sexual harassment against him.

Charlie Rose ("CBS This Morning" host) - Rose was fired from both CBS News and PBS after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct.

ENTERTAINERS

John Besh (celebrity chef) - Besh stepped down from restaurant group he founded after accusations of sexual harassment by 25 women.

Louis C.K. (comedian) - C.K.'s projects, including a film release, were canceled after allegations of sexual misconduct from five women.

John Lasseter (executive, Pixar) - Lasseter took a leave of absence from Pixar after accusations of unwanted touching were made by several women.

Roy Price (studio executive, Amazon Studios) - Price quit Amazon Studios after being accused of sexual harassment by one woman.

Brett Ratner (director) - Ratner was removed from Warner Bros. and Playboy projects after at least six women accused him of sexual harassment.

Kevin Spacey (actor) - Spacey was fired from the "House of Cards" TV production and had roles replaced in upcoming film projects after at least 24 men accused him of sexual misconduct or assault.

James Toback (writer, director) - Toback denied sexual harassment allegations made by at least 38 women.

Harvey Weinstein (producer, Weinstein Co.) - Weinstein was removed from Weinstein Co. and his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked after sexual harassment and rape allegations were leveled against him.

Athletes

Warren Moon (former Vikings quarterback) - A lawsuit was filed against the Hall of Fame Quarter back on Monday, accusing him of harassing an assistant for his sports marketing firm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Credits

Rebecca Omastiak

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